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Heist Society is the sixth novel by author Ally Carter, and was published on February 9, 2010.[1][2][3] This is her fourth novel for young adults, and her first young adult novel outside of her The New York Times bestselling Gallagher Girls series. The cover was released on October 21, 2009.[4] Following on from the trend begun with her previous novel, Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover,[5] Carter has been posting mini excerpts of the book on her blog and Twitter.[6][7][8][9][10] Heist Society was optioned for film by Warner Bros. studios[11] the studio is planning to age the characters from their teens to their twenties.[12] Its sequel, Uncommon Criminals, was released June 21, 2011. The third book to the series Perfect Scoundrels was released on February 5, 2013.

Heist Society
The Cover Image for Heist Society
AuthorAlly Carter
CountryUnited States
SeriesHeist Society
GenreRealistic Fiction/Mystery
PublisherDisney Hyperion
Publication date
February 9, 2010[1][2]
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Followed byUncommon Criminals 


Tired of her lifelong involvement in her family's business of stealing, teenage thief Katarina Bishop enrolls herself in a prestigious boarding school. Then after a mere three months there, her friend, 16-year-old billionaire W.W Hale V, arranges for her expulsion. After escorting her home, he informs her that five paintings have been stolen from the menacing Arturo Taccone and that her father is the prime suspect. Determined to save him by locating the real thief and stealing the paintings back, Kat gathers a team of larcenous friends to pull off the heist before the two-week deadline, only to discover that the works were stolen by world-renowned Visily Romani, a thief famous for reclaiming Nazi-spoils. By planning the theft of the Henley, a museum in London, well known for its security, and by remaining one step ahead of Interpol and the mobster on her tail, Kat negotiates complicated relationships in this action-packed heist story.

Movie AdaptationEdit

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drew Barrymore will team up with Warner Bros. to produce—and probably direct—the book-to-big screen adaptation of "Heist Society". 'Barrymore joins Denise Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures' Alison Greenspan as producers on the project, which Warners won last year in a multi-studio bidding war for the novel by Ally Carter. Screenwriter Shauna Cross is set to adapt.[13]' However, the rights expired, and now Elizabeth Banks' studio Brownstone is set to produce, and Lionsgate are in talks to distribute the film.[14]


  1. ^ a b ASIN 1423116399, Heist Society
  2. ^ a b c "Heist Society". Disney Hyperion. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ "Heist Society by Ally Carter". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  4. ^ "Heist Society--the cover!". Ally's Diary. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  5. ^ "Mini Blog: a fun new game. Hopefully". Ally's Diary. 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  6. ^ "A Heist Society mini excerpt!". Ally's Diary. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  7. ^ Ally Carter (2010-01-09). "Twitter Status Update 11:13". Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  8. ^ Ally Carter (2010-01-04). "Twitter Status Update 18:50". Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  9. ^ Ally Carter (2010-01-11). "Twitter Status Update 12:41". Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  10. ^ "And the title of the new Kat book will be..." Ally's Diary. 2009-07-09. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
  11. ^ "Heist Society movie news!". Ally's Diary. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  12. ^ Borys Kit (2010-02-05). "'Heist Society' adaption goes to Warners". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  13. ^ Kit, Borys (2011-06-30). "Drew Barrymore to Produce and Direct Young-Adult Thriller 'Heist Society' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
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Preceded by
Heist Society Series
Book 1
Succeeded by
Uncommon Criminals